DioCal Interns

Diocal InternsOne of several Episcopal Service Corp programs nationwide, DioCal Interns live in shared housing with a commitment to a common life of prayer, simplicity, and service lasting for one year. The DioCal Interns blog offers the opportunity for each intern to share with the Diocese of California, and the wider community, their unique experiences.


October 4, 2016
My name is Ryan Brenner and I am originally from Boston, Massachusetts. I studied sustainable development at Colorado State University and just graduated... Read More
September 27, 2016
 My name is Bonnie Bailey and I am a 22-year-old from Atlanta, Georgia. I attended undergrad at Sewanee, where I majored in Ecology and Biodiversity... Read More
September 13, 2016
Hello! My name is Sara Yoe. I hail from Calvert County, Maryland originally, but more recently from College Park, Maryland, where I earned a Bachelors of... Read More
June 8, 2015
 (This ecumenical mosaic makes my heart swell. Image: Forum for Theological Exploration)“…all legitimate religious study must lead to unlearning... Read More
February 18, 2015
This is the first in a series of posts following a presentation given at the February 7th Equipping The Beloved Community event at Grace Cathedral – these... Read More
January 27, 2015
The social media hashtag “#BlackLivesMatter,” co-created by organizers Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza, and Opal Tometi, began as a call to action in 2012... Read More
July 20, 2014
The church and I have a tenuous relationship. Like a parent, the church has been walking alongside me my whole life. I was baptized and confirmed in a... Read More
March 30, 2014
Every Tuesday at 9 a.m., the Episcopal-Lutheran campus ministry team at Cal reflects together on the week’s gospel text in the beautiful... Read More
March 17, 2014
Though I’ve been on Christian pilgrimages before, I have found it difficult to describe to others, especially those of a non-Christian background, what... Read More
March 7, 2014
Monday, February 24, marked the tenth anniversary of my baptism. By some divine scheduling happenstance (I see you winking at me, God), our intern... Read More
February 11, 2014
Ethan Lowery, here — the Episcopal Service Corps / DioCal intern working on the disaster preparedness initiative that’s sweeping the diocese. I... Read More
February 10, 2014
This is the second blog post in the series, “Community Practices as Spiritual Discipline.”“What is your prayer life like?”This is a question that, in my... Read More
February 2, 2014
This is the first blog post in the series, “Community practices as spiritual discipline.”I had never heard the word “rota” before I came to this program.... Read More
January 27, 2014
Hey hey, DioCal, Ethan Lowery here. I’m a 22 year-old Richmond, VA native and a recent graduate of William and Mary with a physics degree and the... Read More
January 20, 2014
While we are technically “interns” of the diocese, that name does not do justice to the project we are undertaking this year. We all, indeed, have been... Read More